Hans Retzbach (German, 1887-1976) bronze sculpture on striated marble base, circa 1933. The bronze steel worker stands atop a model of a working foundry works. The sculpture was give as a gift to Dr h.c.Heinrich Kohler 1878-1949, Finance Minister of Germany on his 70th birthday in 1948. He was replaced by the German Government in 1933 and was only allowed to resume his duties at the end of the second world war. The sculpture is unsigned but has the foundry stamp for WMF Geislingen . Dimensions:Total height 28 inches, height of base alone 3 inches.